• Santa Barbara, CA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401k

We are seeking a highly motivated Sr. Program Manager to join Sonatech, LLC in Santa Barbara California.

Sonatech, LLC is a premier undersea acoustics engineering and manufacturing company. With a focus on supplying advanced SONAR solutions for the US Navy, our technical expertise, customized design capabilities and diverse manufacturing abilities have led to Sonatech products being deployed on virtually every class of underwater Navy system currently in operation.

Located in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA five minutes from the beach, we pride ourselves as having a culture of innovation as well as first-class customer service. Sonatech has a challenging and rewarding work environment where employees have the opportunity to develop their careers by taking on new responsibilities and providing innovative solutions.

Job Description and Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for cost, schedule, and technical performance for assigned projects and programs
  • Execute programs to meet business financial goals
  • Develop program strategy, vision, and direction for program execution by multifunctional teams, suppliers, subcontractors, and consultants
  • Lead program teams composed of multidisciplinary personnel including design engineers, manufacturing, and test for major programs in support of USN and major primes including technical, quality, cost, schedule, and associated risk management
  • Responsible for new program capture, leading or supporting proposal preparation
  • Responsible for articulating to senior leadership program cost and schedule performance; strategies for execution and strategic improvement
  • Enhance working relationships with established customer base and prime partners
  • Maintain effective customer interfaces; leads all contract formal reviews with customer
  • Communicates program status and risks to senior management
  • Develop corrective actions to mitigate issues and changes to program scope, assisting with aligning resources in a multiple team member environment to ensure effective performance

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Science, Business, or related disciplines
  • Minimum 10 years of Program Management experience in defense related multi-million-dollar programs

Required Citizenship and Security Clearance

  • US Citizenship is required
  • Secret or Ability to obtain Secret clearance within one year of employment

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated excellence in Program Management principles
  • Perform program planning, progress measurement, team coordination and leadership, scope management, and status reporting
  • Must possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of personnel in a technical context
  • Leadership, organizational, communication, motivational, mentorship, and negotiation skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Program execution to forecasted earning, cashflow, bookings, and profit goals
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Risk & Opportunity management
  • Consistently demonstrates the ability to analyze and respond appropriately to customer issues in a timely manner
  • Must be reliable, flexible, and detail oriented
  • Consistently demonstrates effective team building and professional behavior
  • Meets or exceeds schedule and financial goals and objectives on assigned program(s)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence and collaboration
  • Demonstrates ability to manage technical development by subcontractors
  • Strong communications skills and experience presenting to customers and senior leadership
  • Proficient with MS Office including MS Project
  • Capture and proposal management experience

Desired Skills

  • Prefer experience working with undersea acoustic systems
  • Prefer master's degree in Engineering or MBA
  • Certified Project Management Professional

Sonatech is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets Employer.

All current and newly hired employees will be required to be fully vaccinated at time of hire. In some circumstances, the company may provide medical or religious-based accommodations. All accommodation requests are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

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